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Old 05-25-2013, 05:33 PM
 
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While the factory wasn't inspected, corporations should still be aware of safety rules. To neglect safety, well, that's bloody murder.
They should but shouldn't we hold both sides of the equation liable for not doing their jobs?

Again, what good are rules, regulations and punishment when they are not enforced?
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:34 PM
 
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O.K.---let's review what you didn't know and when you didn't know it.


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That would fit well in the IRS thread.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:36 PM
 
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They should but shouldn't we hold both sides of the equation liable for not doing their jobs?

Again, what good are rules, regulations and punishment when they are not enforced?
What do you mean by both sides? How can the government regulate the supply of explosive fertilizer that this plant had when the company didn't report it to the correct agency? The owners of the fertilizer plant committed murder and should be in prison for the rest of their lives.

Again, in America, the higher up the chain you are, the more criminal rights you have.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:48 PM
 
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What do you mean by both sides? How can the government regulate the supply of explosive fertilizer that this plant had when the company didn't report it to the correct agency?
By doing their inspections. Surely I didn't actually have to point this out did I?
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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Default Should the ways the law treat corporations...

Just go back to old law, where corporations were prohibited from purchasing shares of other corporations.

This would include banks.

Corporations are too promiscuous.

After all, they ARE persons.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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By doing their inspections. Surely I didn't actually have to point this out did I?

Then Congress would have to fund more inspections. In one article I think I read the last time that the fertilizer plant in Texas was inspected was several years ago.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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Then Congress would have to fund more inspections. In one article I think I read the last time that the fertilizer plant in Texas was inspected was several years ago.
This is what it always seems to come down to.

We can afford to inspect the hot dog broiler at the local 7-11's every month but somehow we can't afford to inspect a fertilizer plant now and then.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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Well, which is it? Corporations or banks you want to change?
Banks are corporations. Did you mean something else?
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:10 PM
 
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Just go back to old law, where corporations were prohibited from purchasing shares of other corporations.

This would include banks.

Corporations are too promiscuous.

After all, they ARE persons.
While that may help. Doesn't address govt as controlling shareholder of publicly traded corps and regulator.
What is JP Morgan Chase?
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:05 PM
 
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Banks are corporations. Did you mean something else?
Outlaw investment banking.
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